December 1, 1959 – April 7, 2019
“A mother’s love for her children never ends; it grows and grows and never stops, even after her death.” --Mary E. Martinez
Our Mother Chee Lee was born on December 1st, 1959, in Phuam Thaub, Tsua Tawg, Laos, to Thong Xeng Lee and Mai Vang. Chee died on April 7th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon surrounded by love ones.
Chee moved to the United States in December of 1987 with her husband-Wang Moua Her, mother-in-law-Yee Xiong, sister-in-law-Mai Her, and children. She lived in Eau Claire, WI from 1987 – 1997 and St. Paul, MN from 1997-1999. In 1999 after a family trip to Portland, OR, Chee was so in love with the climate and scenery Oregon offered that her and her family moved to Portland.
Our mother had always told us we were her reason for living and devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She worked hard everyday to provide for her family. She loved her garden of flowers and vegetables. She loved to gather with family and friends. Talking and laughing was her greatest traits. She loved to cook and enjoy great food; her fridge was never empty and welcomed all who enter and treated them like family.
Mom, we will always miss you during the days of spring, hot summer days, cool autumn nights, and cold winter mornings. Nothing will fill the hole you left in our hearts. We miss you everyday. There is no one like you. Your strong will, your laughter, your voice, your kindness, and especially your love will stay with us forever. So, through our sorrow and tears, we will treasure all that you’ve taught us. Your spirit lives in us. Until we meet again, it has been an honor to call you “Mom”.
Chee Lee is survived by her mother-in-law-Yee Xiong; sons Chao & wife (Pa Houa), Fong & wife (Blia), Kong Meng, Tou Zong, and Chi Nu; daughters Mee & husband (Tou), Anesia & husband (LeeHoua), Hlee, Pa See & husband (Dezmond), Pa Ying & husband (Teng), Kalia, and 19 grandchildren.
- Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, April 13, 2019